Source: Bucks trade for Maggette
Maggette has three years and $31 million left on his contract, and gives the Bucks insurance should forward John Salmons leave as a free agent this summer. Maggette averaged nearly 20 points for the Warriors as a sixth man and shot better than 50 percent from the field.
The Warriors had been trying to rid themselves of Maggette’s original five-year, $50 million contract from his first full season in Golden State in 2008-09. As ownership waits to complete a sale of the franchise, the Warriors are in serious cost-cutting mode and determined to turn the team over to a younger, inexpensive nucleus.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported the trade.